The Matchmaking Process
To provide the best results possible in the matchmaking process, we take all profile information into account. Characteristics such as gender, age, distance, and language, as well as personal information, such as interests and sports, are considered in this process. But for our algorithm, the most important factors are our IQ Test, EQ Test and Personality Test results. Using these especially, we are able to discover a deeper level of compatibility; one that goes much further than just comparing likes and dislikes.
MV2G IQ Test
The IQ Test is an instrument composed of multiple-choice questions, and is meant to measure a person's intelligence. However, our IQ Test does not measure cognitive dimensions that would be part of a broader IQ definition, such as kinesthetic ability, or musical intelligence. You can either take a short version, or a longer, more precise version of the IQ Test.
- MV2G Sprint: 19 questions, administered in just ten minutes. It offers a quick estimation of intelligence with impressive reliability.
- MV2G Pro certified: 52 questions, and is focused on areas such as mathematical-arithmetic, verbal-logical and visual-spatial abilities. The test takes 35 minutes and offers superior reliability.
Intelligence and Relationships
Intelligence describes the ability of a person to understand, communicate, solve problems, and comprehend relationships. The more two people can follow each others’ reasoning, the easier it becomes to have healthy discussions, and develop a deep understanding of one another. Vocabulary, grammar, and critical thinking skills all come into play to some extent. It should be clear that these are all necessary ingredients for a meaningful relationship.
The Emotional Intelligence (EI) Test measures a form of intelligence relating to the emotional aspect of life, such as the ability to recognize and manage one's own (as well as others’) emotions, to motivate oneself, to restrain impulses, and to handle interpersonal relationships effectively. You can either take a short version or a longer, more precise version of the EQ Test.
- Sprint version: 17 questions, and takes roughly 15 minutes. It offers a quick way to find out your emotional intelligence.
- Certified version: 27 questions, and is a test based on the latest research in emotional intelligence. It takes roughly 30 minutes, and offers high reliability.
Emotional Intelligence and Relationships
In order to have success in a relationship, it is very important to know how you express your own emotions, and how you respond to the emotions of your partner. Someone who doesn't notice how his or her partner feels is more likely to provoke disagreements and disputes than someone who recognizes the feelings of others, and is able to sensitively respond to them.
Swiss 16 Personality Test
We can define personality according to four dimensions. Each dimension has two opposing extremes. These are Extroversion vs. Introversion, Sensing vs. Intuition, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving. You can either take a short version or a longer, more precise version of our Personality Test.
- Sprint version: 20 questions, and takes roughly 15 minutes. It offers a quick way to find out your personality type.
- Certified version: 39 questions, and takes roughly 30 minutes. This test offers high reliability.
Personality and Relationships
Researchers have studied large samples of successful and unsuccessful relationships, and compared the personality types of the people involved. They found that mostly similar personality types have good and lasting relationships. Despite this, we are also naturally attracted to individuals who are different from ourselves, and are therefore somewhat exciting. But it's not just the exciting differences which attract us to our opposites; it is also a natural quest for completion. We are drawn towards individuals who have strengths which we are missing; when two opposites function as a couple, they become a more well-rounded, functioning unit.
The Matching Process
Our algorithm is complex, and since it is one of our core services, we cannot reveal the technical aspects in detail. What we can tell you is that we put the most weight on the results of our three tests (IQ, EQ, and Personality). We take into account all parameters that we have found to be relevant for a successful and lasting relationship in our matchmaking process. Interests described in each profile (such as music and sports), or even personal details (such as ethnicity), are much less relevant.
However, a member that meets your personal search criteria and supplements you in many ways won't necessarily appear in your list of suggestions. For example, we won’t suggest members who haven't recently logged into IQ Elite. This way, we avoid introducing you to people who have already found a suitable partner, or are currently inactive for other reasons.
At last, completing your profile will be rewarded. Completely filled out profiles appear in suggestions more frequently because they are of significantly greater interest for other members than profiles with fewer details.